NAEP WRITING AVERAGE SCALE SCORE AND ACHIEVEMENT LEVELS
for Total, Gender, Ethnicity, School Lunch Eligibility, Parent Education, & Location
by Idaho and National Public Schools, Grade 8, 2002 and 2007


Average Scale Score and Achievement Levels, Grade 8 Writing
For Total (Overall Result), 2002 and 2007

 
  Average Scale Score At or above Basic At or above Proficient
  Idaho Nation (Public) Idaho Nation (Public) Idaho Nation (Public)
2002            
  All students  151 (1.3)*  152 (0.6)*  84 (1.1)*  84 (0.4)*  29 (1.6)  30 (0.6)
2007            
  All students  154 (1.2)  154 (0.3)  88 (0.9)  87 (0.2)  29 (1.2)  31 (0.3)
* Value is significantly different from the value for the same jurisdiction in 2007.
 
Average Scale Score and Achievement Levels, Grade 8 Writing
For Gender, 2002 and 2007

 
  Average Scale Score At or above Basic At or above Proficient
  Idaho Nation (Public) Idaho Nation (Public) Idaho Nation (Public)
2002            
  Male  138 (1.7)*  141 (0.7)*  75 (1.9)*  77 (0.6)*  15 (1.8)  20 (0.7)^
  Female  165 (1.4)  162 (0.6)*  93 (0.9)*  91 (0.3)*^  43 (1.9)  40 (0.8)
2007            
  Male  143 (1.3)  144 (0.3)  82 (1.4)  82 (0.3)  18 (1.5)  20 (0.3)
  Female  167 (1.3)  164 (0.4)  96 (0.7)  93 (0.2)^  42 (1.8)  41 (0.4)
* Value is significantly different from the value for the same jurisdiction in 2007.
^ Value is significantly different from Idaho.
 
Average Scale Score and Achievement Levels, Grade 8 Writing
For Race/Ethnicity, 2002 and 2007

 
  Average Scale Score At or above Basic At or above Proficient
  Idaho Nation (Public) Idaho Nation (Public) Idaho Nation (Public)
2002            
  White  153 (1.4)*  159 (0.6)*^  85 (1.2)*  89 (0.4)*^  30 (1.7)  37 (0.7)*^
  Hispanic  130 (2.9)  135 (0.9)*  69 (4.5)  72 (1.1)*  11 (2.8)  15 (1.2)
2007            
  White  157 (1.2)  162 (0.2)^  91 (0.9)  92 (0.2)  32 (1.3)  39 (0.3)^
  Hispanic  136 (2.3)  141 (0.6)  76 (2.9)  79 (0.6)  13 (2.3)  17 (0.5)
* Value is significantly different from the value for the same jurisdiction in 2007.
^ Value is significantly different from Idaho.
 
Average Scale Score and Achievement Levels, Grade 8 Writing
For Student Eligibility for Free/Reduced-Price School Lunch, 2002 and 2007

 
  Average Scale Score At or above Basic At or above Proficient
  Idaho Nation (Public) Idaho Nation (Public) Idaho Nation (Public)
2002            
  Eligible  140 (1.9)  136 (0.5)*  75 (2.3)*  73 (0.6)*  19 (1.6)  15 (0.6)^
  Not eligible  156 (1.5)  161 (0.7)*^  88 (1.0)*  90 (0.5)*^  33 (2.1)  38 (0.8)
2007            
  Eligible  144 (1.6)  141 (0.3)  82 (1.6)  80 (0.3)  18 (1.3)  17 (0.3)
  Not eligible  160 (1.3)  164 (0.3)^  92 (0.9)  93 (0.2)  35 (1.5)  40 (0.4)^
* Value is significantly different from the value for the same jurisdiction in 2007.
^ Value is significantly different from Idaho.
 
Average Scale Score and Achievement Levels, Grade 8 Writing
For Parents' Highest Level of Education, 2002 and 2007

 
  Average Scale Score At or above Basic At or above Proficient
  Idaho Nation (Public) Idaho Nation (Public) Idaho Nation (Public)
2002            
  Did not finish high school  128 (3.3)*  135 (1.0)*^  66 (4.0)*  73 (1.3)*  9 (3.6)  14 (1.0)
  Graduated from high school  141 (2.5)  144 (0.6)*  80 (3.1)  81 (0.8)*  17 (3.5)  20 (0.6)
  Some ed. after H.S.  157 (1.6)  155 (0.6)*  90 (1.6)  88 (0.6)*  32 (2.9)  31 (0.8)
  Graduated from college  160 (1.8)  163 (0.7)  89 (1.6)  90 (0.4)*  37 (3.0)  41 (0.9)
2007            
  Did not finish high school  144 (3.1)  139 (0.6)  82 (3.4)  79 (1.0)  16 (3.5)  13 (0.6)
  Graduated from high school  143 (1.9)  146 (0.5)  84 (2.7)  84 (0.4)  16 (2.2)  21 (0.6)^
  Some ed. after H.S.  160 (2.3)  158 (0.4)  93 (1.2)  91 (0.4)  34 (4.0)  32 (0.6)
  Graduated from college  163 (1.4)  164 (0.3)  94 (1.0)  92 (0.2)  38 (1.7)  42 (0.4)^
* Value is significantly different from the value for the same jurisdiction in 2007.
^ Value is significantly different from Idaho.
 
Average Scale Score and Achievement Levels, Grade 8 Writing
For U.S. Census Location, 2007

 
  Average Scale Score At or above Basic At or above Proficient
  Idaho Nation (Public) Idaho Nation (Public) Idaho Nation (Public)
2007            
  City  158 (2.0)  148 (0.5)^  90 (1.5)  83 (0.5)^  33 (2.6)  25 (0.6)^
  Suburb  155 (1.6)  159 (0.5)^  90 (2.1)  90 (0.3)  29 (2.7)  36 (0.6)^
  Town  153 (2.3)  152 (0.6)  87 (1.9)  87 (0.6)  29 (3.0)  28 (0.8)
  Rural  152 (2.6)  155 (0.5)  87 (1.6)  89 (0.4)  26 (2.7)  30 (0.6)
^ Value is significantly different from Idaho.

NOTE: The NAEP writing scale ranges from 0 to 300. All differences were tested for statistical significance at the 0.05 level using unrounded numbers. The standard errors of the statistics in the table appear in parentheses.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2002 and 2007 Writing Assessments.


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